Professor Cooper’s research interests cover: design thinking; design management; design policy; and across all sectors of industry, a specific interest in design for wellbeing and socially responsible design. She is currently working on Liveable Cities, an EPSRC six-year research programme working to identify design and engineering solutions that will lead to low-carbon, resource-secure, future cities in which societal wellbeing is prioritised. She has also just begun work on the recently announced ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) Hub consortium that has received £9.8 million support from EPSRC as part of a £40 million investment programme from UK Government on IoT. She was a Lead Expert for the UK Government Foresight programme on the Future of Cities and she was on the Academy of Medical Sciences Working group that published ‘The Health of the Public 2040’ in 2016. She is currently a Non-executive Director of the Future Cities Catapult, a member of the Partnership for Prevention Sciences Steering Group and a member of the ICSU Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment co-sponsored with the United Nations University (UNU) and the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP).